John F. Kennedy, one of the best known presidents in American history, inspired the world with his dynamism, optimism and ambition.
He was a brilliant speaker, a cool strategist and a political rejuvenator who was revered like a pop star. Born near Boston on 29 May 1917 and shaped by his father‘s saying, “We want only winners in this family”, John F. Kennedy carved out an unparalleled political career following his studies at Harvard and his time as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Though allowed only a short time as president, John F. Kennedy was a mover of world history and still stands as not only one of the most influential and popular American presidents, but also as a symbolic figure for a political philosophy embracing progress and new beginnings.
In honour of the man born to be a leader of international stature, Montblanc created the Great Characters Special Edition John F. Kennedy. Commemorating one of the most revered figures of modern history, the Great Characters Special Edition John F. Kennedy makes symbolic references to the life of J. F. Kennedy in subtle design details.
The burgundy red precious resin refers to Kennedy’s time at Harvard University.His initials “JFK” are engraved in the platinum-plated clip, and the three platinum-plated cap rings stand for Kennedy’s three brothers. The Montblanc Great Characters Special Edition is crowned with the Montblanc emblem in moon quartz, reflecting his vision to get a man to the moon.
In tribute to the national hopes and dreams embodied in Kennedy’s pet project, the Apollo space programme, the handcrafted 585 gold nib is engraved with the lunar module that landed on the moon in 1969.
With every Great Characters Edition, Montblanc commemorates individuals who have broken new ground in the fields of culture, politics, science or the arts, and the impact of the legacy they have left behind.
The name Montblanc has always been associated with precious gifts and keepsakes that reflect the pinnacle of artisanal prowess and traditional craftsmanship.
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